July 13, 2016Our Analysis Of Kramer vs. Kramer
While simple and sublime in its choice of thematic material, Kramer vs. Kramer reveals some key insights into how great stories work.
June 28, 2016A New Version Of The You And I Montage
There is a reason the 'You and I are just the same' line keeps coming up, and here is a montage to prove it.
May 2, 2016Focusing In On The Relationship Throughline
Four simple questions can set you down the right path.
February 18, 2016Developing Relationship Issues In A Story
Focus on the space between the two principal characters, not the characters themselves.
February 10, 2016The Heart Of Every Great Story
It always breaks down to a choice between two approaches to solving conflict.
September 24, 2015Understanding The Most Important Relationship In Story
It's not an argument between two people, it's a relationship made up of two people.
September 2, 2015The Importance Of A Good Relationship
Why you need a strong relationship in your story.
9 Steps Towards Telling Your Story
Create a framework of narrative around the events in your life and transform the inconsequential into something truly meaningful.
Transforming Real Life into a Story
Turning the events of our lives into meaningful narrative requires an understanding of how our minds operate.
Star Trek: The Case For Writing A Screenplay With Dramatica
If it worked the first time, why change it up?
The Secret Behind Great Character Relationships
Look to the dynamics of a relationship: the ebb and flow, the growth and the dissolution.
The Relationship Behind Every Great Story
Understand what must be done for the relationship to succeed and you will find the source of conflict between them.
Harry Potter and the Amulet of Story Structure
The first film may have provided a clue to the narrative structure of the entire series.
Writing Complete Stories
The secret to their success lies in their consistent use of the Four Throughlines of narratives.
An examination of the sci-fi psychological thriller Moon and the missed opportunities for story greatness.